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Politics of Scotland: Quiz


Question 1: The SNP made little progress in central Scotland, but took votes from the Liberals in the Highlands and in north east Scotland, and won the ________.
St Kilda, ScotlandOuter HebridesLewisHebrides

Question 2: Labour did well in Scotland, but in the United Kingdom as a whole ________ led the Conservatives to a decisive victory.
Harold MacmillanMargaret ThatcherRonald ReaganWinston Churchill

Question 3: ________
Royal Commission on the Constitution (United Kingdom)Greater LondonCornwallLocal Government Act 1972

Question 4: Under devolution Scotland is represented by 59 MPs in the ________ elected from territory-based Scottish constituencies, out of a total of over 600 MPs in the House of Commons.
Politics of the United KingdomHouse of Commons of the United KingdomElections in the United KingdomParliament of the United Kingdom

Question 5: Only in the general election of 1955 did the Unionist Party, together with their National Liberal and ________ allies, win a majority of votes.
Joseph ChamberlainAusten ChamberlainBonar LawLiberal Unionist Party

Question 6: The Communists won West Fife in 1935 and again in 1945 (Willie Gallacher) and several ________ Labour MPs joined the Independent Labour Party in the 1930s, often heavily defeating the official Labour candidates.

Question 7: The four main cities of Scotland, Glasgow, ________, Aberdeen and Dundee have a Lord Provost who is also, ex officio, Lord Lieutenant for that city.
Old Town, EdinburghCardiffNew Town, EdinburghEdinburgh

Question 8: See ________ for a list of the council areas.
Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal ServiceSheriffdomPolitics of ScotlandSubdivisions of Scotland

Question 9: Other Ministers are also appointed by the Queen on the nomination of the Parliament and together with the First Minister they make up ________, the executive arm of government.
Scottish ParliamentScottish GovernmentScotlandScottish independence

Question 10: Until 1832 Scottish politics remained very much in the control of landowners in the country, and of small cliques of merchants in the ________.

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